|Down Under Edition|
Hi, it's Yvonne here! :-)
I have a book out this month with Harlequin Desire, SOMETHING ABOUT THE BOSS…, which is part of a continuity. A continuity is a fun project. Our publishing house draws together a string of ideas and develops an overall story arc, usually with some secret, mystery or question running through it like an unravelling thread, and each book within the continuity brings the reader closer to finding the answers or discovering said secret.
They can be a lot of fun to work on and it’s a collaborative effort between a group of authors—in this case, chosen by the publisher—who have to each flesh out the skeleton of their story and their characters bearing all the other stories and characters in mind. Did I mention that this can be challenging? Juggling balls has never been my forte and when I’m working on a continuity I’m forever screening back through previous emails and the story “bible” to figure out details like who looks like what and how where they live is furnished.
|North America Edition|
The Texas Cattleman’s Club: The Missing Mogul continuity is set in the town of Royal, Texas and while there have been previous continuities under this banner this one sits quite happily on its own if you haven’t read the previous series. To help me research SOMETHING ABOUT THE BOSS… I bought the whole previous series to get a taste of the world I’d be writing in and I loved it!
You can get your own taste of Texas with the current continuity, or just with SOMETHING ABOUT THE BOSS…
So, do you guys have any questions about continuities? I’m working on another one now (juggling, juggling!) All questions will go into a draw for one lucky winner to receive a copy of a book from my backlist of their choice (stock permitting.) Ask away!